I say no, we have enough European governments with proportional representation already.  Should not someone allow for the possibility of more decisive action?

Estimates are suggesting that Labour won two-thirds of the seats with one-third of the vote, more or less.  So that induces the usual cries of misrepresentation of the electorate (it also reminds us that virtually all electoral systems are not “democratic” in the naive sense of that term).  But Britain has many serious problems, and I would rather see one party given a decisive mandate to handle them.  And I write that as someone who is not in general rooting for the Labour Party — virtually all of my favorite British politicians are Tories, even if I do not like what that party has become as a whole.

Contrast the British with the recent French election.  The distribution of votes was not altogether dissimilar, but the Britsh

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